The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1990 - Nature - 317 pages
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Chico Mendes--a name synonymous with the battle to save the rain forest--was a Brazilian rubber tapper and homegrown environmentalist who was killed in December 1988 by ranchers intent on ravaging the jungle for short-term gain. Now an award-winning journalist has written a deeply affecting book about the life and death of this courageous, passionate man. Two 8-page photo inserts.

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Revkin's examination of Chico Mendes is far more than the story of his murder, or even his legacy on the workers in the Amazon rain forests. By taking a broadview look at Mendes' life and work, Revkin ... Read full review

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Andrew Revkin, lead environmental writer for the NEW YORK TIMES (and friend), tells the tragic story of Chico Mendes, who organized rubber-tappers in the Amazon and was murdered for it. Read full review


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Andrew Revkin has been reporting on the environment for The New York Times since 1995. His coverage of climate change won the inaugural National Academies Communication Award for print journalism.
He is also the author of The Burning Season and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. He lives in New York's Hudson River valley.

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